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Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone
Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone
Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone

Kitayama 8000 Grit Water Stone

Item #: Kitayama8000

Average Customer Rating:
(5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)

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Our Price: $69.95
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Kitayama 8000x Water Stone.
  • Size 205mm x 75mm x 25mm

    The Kitayama whetstone has a grit rating of 8,000 but some stores claim that it is 12,000. The reason for this confusion is that the stone "seems" like a higher grit. We use the actual rating on the stone. The Kitayama whetstone should be soaked in water for about 15 minutes before use. Kitayama stones contain Magnesium salts that will dissolve in water so it is recommended that you do not leave the stone in water for long periods of time.

    We recently switched these stones to the baseless version after our customers voted 10 to 1 in favor of the baseless version. The baseless stone allows you to sharpen on both sides.

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    5  Nice Kitty, June 28, 2018
    Posted By: Ray Wilson

    I bought this stone because of the many good reviews across several forums. I can understand why this stone has such a following. I usually don't take my knives this high except for a little more refinement but I end up spending to much time on this stone because it is such a pleasure to use.

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    5  Ken, April 28, 2018
    Posted By: Ken Slaughter - verified customer

    Most of my knives are German Wusthofs, so I don't get to this fine of a grit very often. The paring, filet and long slicers, as well as the Japanese nakiri and santoku, I'll take to this stone. And it's wonderful. Feels like a much higher polisher yet it cuts very quickly. The resuts are a highly polished edge with great retention.

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    5  Kitayama, April 24, 2018
    Posted By: Dennis - verified customer

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